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: Seeing and Believing: The Good of Evil

A Christian theme expounded by The Rev. Charles Davey assisted by Gwen Watford and A Quintet from the St. Martin Singers.


Presenter: The Rev. Charles Davey
Assisted by: Gwen Watford
Singers: A Quintet from the St. Martin Singers
Producer: R. T. Brooks

: Farming

and Weather for Farmers
The magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by John Cherrington.

West Farm Visit
Rex Paterson, a Hampshire farmer, shows James Thorburn how he has divided his farm into 150-acre units with one man milking sixty-five cows single-handed.

The Combine
Francis Gammon demonstrates the preparation of a machine for harvest.

Filmed by the BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
From the Midlands


Presenter: John Cherrington
Interviewee (West Farm Visit): Rex Paterson
Item presenter (West Farm Visit): James Thorburn
Item presenter (The Combine): Francis Gammon
Film editor: Henry Fowler
Producer: Gordon Mosley

: O Sul I Sul

Detholiad o ffilmlau newyddion yn dangos peth o weithgarwch Cymru a'r Cymry yn ystod yr wythnos
Y telediad yng ngofal Adran y Newyddion
This week's news reviewed.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Llangollen

Awn a chi unwaith eto i faes yr Eisteddfod i gyfarfod & rhai o'r ymwelwyr ac i gael rhagor o ganu a dawnsio
Cyflwynir y rhaglen gan
Hywel Davies
Golygydd cerdd. Alwyn Jones
Y cynhyrchu gan DAVID J. THOMAS
Recordiad y BBC
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Hywel Davies
Unknown: Alwyn Jones
Unknown: David J. Thomas

: Tenderfoot: The Gitanos

A Western film series starring Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster the young cowboy adventurer who is also a student of the law.

Tom finds excitement and unexpected romance when he meets a band of gypsies.


Tom Brewster: Will Hutchins

: Film Matinee presents: Affair with a Stranger

[Starring] Jean Simmons and Victor Mature in the romantic comedy Affair with a Stranger

As a struggling playwright, Bill Blakeley has only one basic problem and this arises out of his need to eat. But later, as a married man with a theatrical hit on his hands, he finds that his real troubles are only just beginning.


Carolyn Parker: Jean Simmons
Bill Blakeley: Victor Mature
Dolly Murray: Mary Jo Tarola
Janet- Boothe: Monica Lewis
Ma Stanton: Jane Darwell
Happy Murray: Dabs Greer

: Monitor: Summer Film Season

A selection from the films shown in Monitor over the past two years.
In this edition:

Rudolf Bing at the Met
A portrait of an impresario filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
'You could sense immediately the quality of the man who regards opera singers as spoilt children, who fired Maria Callas, who bends a world-famous institution to his sole will'. (News Chronicle)

The Death of Tolstoy
An impression of Tolstoy's last days, compiled from Russian archive newsreel material filmed during his lifetime and at his funeral.
'It was an exciting experience to have this legendary genius, on the hearthrug'. (The Observer)

Programme edited and introduced by Huw Wheldon.


Subject (Rudolf Bing at the Met): Rudolf Bing
Director (Rudolf Bing at the Met): Humphrey Burton
Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Programme edited and introduced by: Huw Wheldon

: Captain Pugwash: On Trial

Another thrilling adventure with his band of black-hearted pirates and Stowaway Tom.
An animated cartoon written and drawn by John Ryan.
Storyteller, Peter Hawkins


Artist/writer: John Ryan
Voices/narrator: Peter Hawkins
Presented by: Gordon Murray

: Hurricane: Part 3

A serial in six parts by C. E. Webber.
Film sequences by the BBC Children's Film Unit


Writer: C. E. Webber
Producer: Joy Harington
Designer: Richard Henry
Midge Lammerton: Suzanne Neve
Mr Dodge: Rodney Douglas
Quico: Robert Rietty
Butch: Harry Baird
Battoo: Sonny Pillay
Marie Robinson: Pearl Prescod
Wilbur Elliott: Jerry Stovin
Mrs Van Diemen: Helen Horton
Mr Van Diemen: Gordon Tanner
Tourist: Vincent Charles
Hotel manager: Harold Kasket
Franklin Van Diemen: Mike Taylor
Winston: Churchill Robinson
Jessica de Boissiere: Dolores Mantez
Whisky: Neville Russell
Singer: Ilarrio Pedro
Imogen: Monica Dwyer
Iphigenia: Berryl Briggs
Isoleyne: Titilola Alalija
Mrs Mahabir: Connie Smith
Ruth Dodge: Helen Fleming

: Look: The Mute Swan

Introduced by Peter Scott with Fred Lexster.

For at least seven hundred years the mute swan has been a royal and protected bird. But are swans increasing too fast? Peter Scott and Fred Lexster, keeper of the swannery at Abbotsbury, show films of swans breeding, fighting, and bringing up their charming cygnets.
Last shown in November, 1960


Presenter: Peter Scott
Guest: Fred Lexster
Film edited by: John Merritt
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Sunday Special: Angles on the World

The Rev. W. W. Simpson shows some unusual maps, and different ways of looking at them.


Presenter: The Rev. W. W. Simpson
Producer: Allan Brundrett

: The News and The Weather Man

(to 18.15)

: Meeting Point: The Church and the Papers

A comment by Robert Robinson.
Does the Church get the Press it deserves?


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Producer: John Elphinstone-Fyffe

: The News

: The Sunday Film presents: Abdullah the Great

[Starring] Gregory Ratoff as Abdullah the Great with Kay Kendall and Sydney Chaplin

A story of the powerful and ruthless King Abdullah and how his infatuation for a beautiful English model brought about his downfall.


Director: Gregory Ratoff
King Abdullah: Gregory Ratoff
Ronnie: Kay Kendall
Capt Ahmed Farid: Sydney Chaplin
Marco: Alex D'Arcy
Azizo: Marina Berti

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public put questions to a team of distinguished experts.
The great minds are: Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Bernard Braden, Richard Murdoch.
In the chair, McDonald Hobley


Panellist/from an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Bernard Braden
Panellist: Richard Murdoch
Chairman: McDonald Hobley
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Brasiliana

The Negro Dance Theatre of Rio de Janeiro with Nelson Ferraz, Berni Baia, Mateus, Maria Sabina, Nair Eugenia, Dina Antunes, Fausta Conceicao, Sonia Maria, Nicea Queiroz, Paula do Salgueiro, Pierrette Lucia, Diana Brazil, Ivan de Almeida, Dino Bento, Tarciso Lucas, Wilson dos Santos, Dimas Coutinho, Bomcabelo, Sabu Saba, Waldemar Bastos.


Presented by: Miecio Askanasy
Choreography: Berni Baia
Technical director: Roberto Peraira
Orchestra directed by: Jose Prates
Settings: Stanley Dorfman
Presented by: George Inns
Singer: Nelson Ferraz
Performer: Berni Baia
Performer: Maria Sabina
Performer: Nair Eugenia
Performer: Dina Antunes
Performer: Fausta Conceicao
Performer: Sonia Maria
Performer: Nicea Queiroz
Performer: Paula do Salgueiro
Performer: Pierrette Lucia
Performer: Diana Brazil
Performer: Ivan de Almeida
Performer: Dino Bento
Performer: Tarciso Lucas
Performer: Wilson dos Santos
Performer: Dimas Coutinho
Performer: Bomcabelo
Performer: Sabu Saba
Performer: Waldemar Bastos

: The News

: Appeal

on behalf of The Institute of Child Health by the Director, Professor Alan Moncrieff,
C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.O.G., J.P.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to: Professor Moncrieff [address removed]


Presenter: Professor Alan Moncrieff

: Mrs. Pandit

Sister of Nehru, friend of Gandhi, first woman to be President of the United Nations, and now nearing retirement as India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom talks to Ludovic Kennedy.


Interviewee: Mrs. Pandit (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit)
Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Nancy Thomas

: The Epilogue: Our Picture of Christ

A talk by The Rev. Harold T. Cook.
From the Midlands


Presenter: The Rev. Harold T. Cook

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